Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 

Enfield man to serve 26 months for bilking clients out of $17,665

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 12, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
“I know I have done wrong. I’ve admitted it, that I have done wrong, and that I owe these people money.”
MILLINOCKET, Maine -- 01/12/17 -- Our Katahdin President Sean DeWitt (right) listens as Millinocket Town Councilor Jesse Dumais makes a point during a council meeting on Thursday in Millinocket.  Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Our Katahdin sees interest in Millinocket mill site

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 12, 2017, at 5:54 a.m.
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Our Katahdin President Sean DeWitt (right) listens as Millinocket Town Councilor Jesse Dumais makes a point during a council meeting in January in Millinocket.

Despite optimism, jobs still years away for former Millinocket mill site

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“I get the sense that there’s quite a few people that have had their eye on it for awhile now.”
Elizabeth Ellis stands near her attorney, Aaron Frey of Bangor, during her sentencing at Penobscot Judicial Center on Tuesday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Stabbing motivations still a mystery, judge says

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 11, 2017, at 7:58 p.m.
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Elizabeth Ellis stands near her attorney, Aaron Frey of Bangor, during her sentencing at Penobscot Judicial Center on Tuesday.

Virginia woman sentenced for random stabbings at Bangor Mall

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 11, 2017, at 7:28 p.m.
Ellis spoke in a clear, calm voice as she apologized briefly to the women she stabbed.

‘A really great idea’: Alfond Foundation likes supporting Husson

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
Burton "Ben" Hagar

Father charged with son’s 1979 murder in Maine cold case squad’s first arrest

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 2:59 p.m.
Burton “Ben” Hagar is charged in connection with the death of his 4-month-old son, Nathan Hagar, who died at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick on May 9, 1979.

Husson gets $4 million pledge to help add building to campus

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
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Alfond Foundation Chairman Greg Powell speaks from the stage at Husson University's Gracie Theatre.

$4 million gift to Husson aimed at correcting Maine’s serious workforce deficiencies

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 07, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
The foundation created by the founder of Dexter Shoe Co. will give Husson University the largest gift in the school’s 119-year history today to help build a $16 million college of business on the Bangor campus.
Nineteen-year-old Evan Viera [left] of Dover-Foxcroft studies the board at a meeting of the Queen City Chess Club while John Bapst Memorial High School physics teacher Michael Dudley [center] looks on. Organized by [right] Brian Hurst, 50, of Bangor, the club meets on Wednesdays at Books-a-Million in Bangor.

Kids, elderly folks, masters and beginners all flock to Bangor chess club

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 06, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
“The great thing about this club is that there is no structure.”
Nineteen-year-old Evan Viera [left] of Dover-Foxcroft studies the board at a meeting of the Queen City Chess Club while John Bapst Memorial High School physics teacher Michael Dudley [center] looks on. Organized by [right] Brian Hurst, 50, of Bangor, the club meets on Wednesdays at Books-a-Million in Bangor.

What is chess? Chess is … challenging.

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 06, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine -- 040317 -- The former Circuit City on Stillwater Avenue near Home Depot is getting knocked down. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Bangor’s former Circuit City getting knocked down

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 04, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.

Police investigating apparent overdose in Portland jail

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 03, 2017, at 7:10 p.m.
A Biddeford woman is suspected of using a controlled substance after having what looked like a seizure on Sunday night.
BANGOR, Maine -- 040117 -- New England Patriots fans enjoyed themselves thoroughly when the Lombardi Trophy came to Cross Insurance Center on Saturday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Lombardi Trophy comes to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 02, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
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New England Patriots fans enjoyed themselves thoroughly when the Lombardi Trophy came to Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday.

No Tom Brady, but Lombardi Trophy returns to Bangor for first time since 2002

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 02, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
It wasn’t quite a visit from Tom and Gisele, but the trophy that the New England Patriots won for their stunning come-from-behind Super Bowl victory was on display in Bangor despite being involved in a fender bender earlier Saturday.
Bangor officials want the state to study having passenger trains like this one run to Bangor.

A passenger rail won’t be coming to Bangor anytime soon

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 30, 2017, at 8 p.m.
State lawmakers killed a bill Thursday to allocate $300,000 to study expanding passenger train service from Brunswick to Bangor.
Wayne Evans

New York City men accused of dealing heroin, cocaine in Brewer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.
Police have arrested two Brooklyn, New York, men and seized an estimated 77 grams of heroin and 21 grams of crack cocaine.
Vince Lombardi Trophy on display during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy coming to Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
The trophy is coming to Bangor in response to an invitation city officials in Bangor, Brewer and Portland extended in February.

County, church set to fight over Bangor’s former YMCA building

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 28, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
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Workers preparing for a city road construction project work outside the former YMCA building on Tuesday. The Penobscot County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to pursue buying the building.

County, Bangor church wage war over former YMCA building

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 28, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
The Penobscot County Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to authorize a purchase attempt of the former Bangor YMCA to expand the neighboring county jail.